Community Calendar Week of 1-21-13

Compiled by Shara Wallace

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Art Exhibits

Burien Community Center---“Extraordinary Women of Highline," an exhibit that showcases the accomplishments of pioneering women from the Highline area. Through Jan. 31. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Burien Press--Artist Scott Grigg, presents American Spring Art show a visual critique of modern American politics. 423 S.W. 152nd St.
Burien Town Square Retail Space--S.W. 151st St and 5th Pl. S.W. Crimson Park Design’s Fall Furniture Line, Series 1, Back from Nature as a part of an art installation by Shelli Park called Love Letters, An Installation. Love Letters includes Park’s recent works.
Burien Town Square Retail Space—S.W. 151st St. and 5th Pl. S.W. Work by Burien artist Dan Liljar.
Mark Restaurant--Showcasing a selection of the Des Moines artist Daniel Wend’s landscapes and wildlife. Wend works in oil pastels and acrylics. For more information, contact
Normandy Park City Hall Council Chambers—Artwork of Daniel McManus. 801 S.W. 174th St. Sponsored by Normandy Park Arts Commission.

January 25
Empty Bowls—Buy a beautiful bowl made by a Moshier Arts Center potter and enjoy a light meal with soup. Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. S.W. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-8 p.m. $15 minimum donation for adults, $10 minimum donation for children. All proceeds go to area food banks.
January 26
Burien Books Book Launch—“Princesses Can Be Pirates Too!” by Burien author Christi Zellerhoff and illustrator Amy Davis. 1-3 p.m. 824 S.W. 152nd St. 206-244-1422. Burien CARES Fundraiser—“Stand Up for Animals,” Over 8 comedians, appetizers, no-host bar. Production Room, 14634 8th Ave. S.W. 8:30 p.m. Tickets, $20. Available at CARES, 909 S.W. 151st St, 206-812-2737 or Mark Restaurant and Bar, 918 S.W. 152nd St.
January 30
Bridge School Cooperative Elementary Open House—Normandy Park Town Center, Suite 408, 19901 1st Ave. S. During the open house interested families can attend a short presentation, meet teachers, ask questions and pick-up an application packet. The Bridge School will serve kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2013-2014 school year with plans to add sixth grade in 2015. The Bridge School is a cooperative elementary school founded by a grassroots group of parents who wanted a community-oriented school with a progressive, experiential approach.
February 8
“Ballads for the Blind” Benefit Concert--“Breath of Aire,” a Northwest choir dedicated to lifting others up. Benefits Tape Ministries NW, 7pm, John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 SW Normandy Rd. A freewill offering will be taken to support Tape Ministries NW, a non-profit who records wholesome books for people who are blind and disabled nationwide.
April 20
Environmental Science Center Fundraising Dinner and Auction—SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave. S. 6 p.m. $50 per person or a table of ten for $500. Call 800-838-3006 for tickets.

( Editor's Note: Schedules are subject to change or cancellation. Call to verify meeting times.)
Burien City Council
Regular council meetings are on the first, third and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held at Burien City Hall, 400 S.W. 152nd St. For information, call 206-241-4647.

Des Moines City Council
Regular council meetings are on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at the Des Moines City Council chambers, 21630 11th Ave. S.
For information, call 206-878-4595.

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District
Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at the Midway Sewer District offices at 3030 S. 240th St, 7- 9 p.m.

King County Fire District No. 2 Board of Commissioners
Regular board meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.
Meetings are held at Fire Station No. 28 at 15100 8th Ave. SW. in Burien. The district coverage area includes Burien and Normandy Park. Firefighters also assist those in District 26, which includes a portion of Des Moines.
For information, call 206-242-2040.

King County Water District No. 20 Board of Commissioners
Regular meetings are on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the district office located at 12606 1st Avenue South, Seattle. For more information, please call 206-243-3990.

King County Water District No. 45 Board of Commissioners
Regular commissioners meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
Meetings are held at the district's offices, 10059 8th Ave. S.W.
For information, call 206-762-3540

King County Water District No. 49 Board of Commissioners
Regular meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Meetings are held at the district offices, 415 S.W. 153rd St. in Burien.
For information, call 206-242-8535.

Highline School District Board of Directors
Regular board meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Meetings held on the second Wednesday take place at the district's Educational Resources and Administrative Center (ERAC) at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. S.W. Meetings held on the fourth Wednesday take place at different schools in the district.
For information, call 206-433-0111.

Normandy Park City Council
Regular council meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Continued council meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at the Normandy Park City Council chambers, 801 S.W. 174th St.
For information, call 206-248-7603.

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council
Regular council meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held at the North Highline Fire Station No. 13 at 1243 S.W. 112th St.

North Highline Fire District Board
Regular board meetings are on the second to the last Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.
Meetings are held at the North Highline Fire Station No. 13 at 1243 S.W. 112th St.
For information, call 206-243-0330.

SeaTac City Council
Regular council meetings are on second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m.
Meetings are held in the SeaTac City Council chambers, at 4800 S. 188 St.
For information, call 206-973-4800.

Tukwila City Council
Regular council meetings are on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.
Committee of the Whole meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held in the Tukwila City Council chambers, 6200 Southcenter Blvd.
For more information, call 206-433-1800.

Tukwila School District Board of Directors
Regular board meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at district headquarters, 4640 S. 144th St.
For information, call 206-901-7800.
Ongoing Events and Information

Matt Griffin YMCA Bilingual Play 'N Learn (Spanish)--Mondays, 2-3 p.m. Bilingual play groups are organized for young children 0-5 years and the people who take care of them. Register at 206-244-5880 YMCA, 3595 188th St., SeaTac 98188. Free to the community.

Highline Medical Center Hospice volunteer training—Highline Hospice at the Specialty Campus, 12844 Military Rd. S., Tukwila, is recruiting caring, compassionate people interested in supporting terminally ill patients and their families. If you have a heart for being with others through difficult times, volunteering with Hospice may be right for you. Volunteers provide patient support and companionship, caregiver respite, bereavement support, or office help. Comprehensive training provided. Contact Michele Fawcett-Long, Volunteer Coordinator, 206-439-9095.

Religion Transform Burien—Free clothing and non-perishable food. Sundays and Wednesdays. Noon- 2 p.m. 425 S.W. 144th St. Donations accepted. For information, 206-244-1399.

Donations Water District 20--Water District 20 wishes to remind everyone that we are accepting donations throughout the year of food and cash on behalf of the White Center and Highline Area food banks. 12606 1st Ave. S.

Senior Activities Senior Rights Assistance—Volunteer specialists provide free legal and consumer information for persons over 55. Call 206-448-5720. Services, classes and social events are offered at: Burien Senior Program, 206-988-3700. Des Moines Senior Activity Center, 206-878-1642. SeaTac Senior Program, North SeaTac Park Community Center, 206-973-4680. Tukwila Senior Citizen Center, 206-767-2323. Call for schedules and registration if required.

At Your Library Programs for all ages and interests are offered at: Boulevard Park Library, 206-242-8662. Burien Library, 206-243-3490. Des Moines Library, 206-824-6066. Library Connection at Southcenter, 206-242-6044. Tukwila Library, 206-242.1640. Valley View Library, 206-242-6044. White Center, 206-243-0233 Woodmont Library, 253-839-0121. Call for schedules and registration if required.

Parks and Recreation Sports, arts and after-school programs are offered at: Burien, 206-988-3700. Des Moines, 206-870-6527. Matt Griffin YMCA, 206-244-5880. SeaTac, 206-973-4680. Tukwila, 206-768-2822. Call for schedules and registration if required.

Museum of Flight Special events, programs and activities weekly. At 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila, Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $14, seniors 65+ $13, youth 5-17 $7.50 and under 5 free. Group rates available. Free admission 5-9 p.m. on first Thursday of the month. For information, 206-764-5720 or

Volunteers Big Brothers and Big Sisters--Hang out, have fun, and be a friend to a local child. 877-700-BIGS,, or text “BIG” to 839863

Boeing Retiree Volunteers—Bluebills Heritage Chapter. Boeing retirees and spouses who give their talent and energy to help others. 206-544-6286

Citizenship Classes—Burien. For information, Mary Jane at 425-369-3454.

City of Normandy Park--The City encourages all citizens to consider involving themselves actively in city government by serving on a City Board or Commission. Applications are available at City Hall or For info 206-248-7603.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)—Train to become a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Must be 21, have excellent references and attend 28 hours of training. For information and training dates, 206-296-1120 or

Day Trip Driver Wanted--Are you fun, flexible, people-oriented and like to travel? Burien Senior Program is looking for responsible and experienced drivers for day trips throughout Western Washington. If you'd like to see more of your home state for free, this volunteer position might be for you. Call 206-988-3700 for a volunteer application or stop by the Burien Community Center at 425 S.W. 144th St. to talk to the Senior Program Director.

Franciscan Hospice-- Give terminally ill patients and their families companionship and support, as they face life’s final passage. To register for training or to obtain more information, call 253-534-7050. Foster parents—For children who need a home in the Highline School District. Single, married or partnered, all races, all religions, work full time or stay at home, renters or homeowners. For information, Fostering Together at 866-958-5437 or

Steps Towards Becoming A Foster Parent—Second Wednesday of the month, 5:30-8:30 p.m. At the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. S.W. Free class for anyone interested in learning about becoming a foster parent. Child care provided. For information, Marilynn Burton of Fostering Together at 253-941-8298 or

Friend to Friend--Recruits and matches volunteers to visit one-on-one with residents in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Retirement Homes throughout the Puget Sound area. Each volunteer visits one resident a couple times a month at their convenience for a year. Application packet with preferences will be sent. For info 1-888-383-7818 or marilyn@friendtofriendamerica.

Group Health Drivers—Transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments. 206-326-2815.

Highline Community College Literacy Program—Volunteer 3-4 hours a week to help someone learn to read, write and speak English. For information about tutoring, 878-3710, ext. 3303. Highline Historical Society—Volunteer caretakers needed to maintain a collection of artifacts, historical documents and photographs for displays and research purposes. Must be available to work a routine shift of at least three hours weekly. Training provided. For information, Cyndi Upthegrove at 206-246-6354.

Meals on Wheels-- Visit for current volunteer opportunities or call 206-448-5767.

Read to little kids—Tuesdays. 4-5 p.m. Grace Children’s Center, 22815 24th Ave. S.

Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center—Help with yard maintenance, housekeeping, cleaning and painting. For information, 206-242-1698, ext. 116.

Saltwater State Park store/café—Office assistant, maintenance assistant, gardening assistant, and store help with health card. Proceeds help support the park. For information, Kathy at 206-529-0357 or

Senior Shuttle Drivers—Burien/Highline or Des Moines/Normandy Park. 206-727-6262 or

SHIBA HelpLine—Volunteers needed to educate, assist and advocate consumers about their rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Professional training provided. For information, 206-727-6221.

Somali Community Services Coalition-- Seeking volunteer tutors to work with Somali youth in after-school homework help program, Mondays and/or Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Call Alison at 206-431-5141 or email for more information.

South King County English speakers—Help foreign students. For information, Diane Cameron at Highline Community College, 206-878-3710, ext. 3303.

StudyZone--Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S. Dedicated tutors to help elementary through high school students with their homework in the library. 206-824-6066.

Tape Ministries Northwest—Seeking volunteers to help distribute Christian books on tape for the blind and sight-impaired, handicapped and homebound in 49 states and Canada. For information, Bill at 206-243-7377. Tape Ministries Northwest is a 501(c)(3) charity.

Talk Time Class Facilitators-- Facilitate group discussions (conversational English classes for immigrants and refugees) on Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Angle Lake Community Center in SeaTac beginning in April (8 week commitment). Training is provided. Contact or 206-782-2050.

Valley View Library—Seeking two committed volunteers to conduct conversation classes for adults learning English this fall. The Talk Time program creates conversation practice, develops spoken fluency and gives adult learners a chance to learn about American culture. Volunteer commitment is one session for 2-3 hours per week. Training included. For information, Bruce Greeley at Valley View Library, 206-242-6044, and visit

WestSide Baby—10032 15th Ave. S.W. Collect, sort, clean and distribute diapers, clothing, toys, equipment and other essential items to meet the needs of children. Donations also accepted at B-Town Scoop in Olde Burien. For information, 206-767-1662 or


AARP Driver’s Safety Class--Daystar Retirement Village, 2615 S.W. Barton St. Held the first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Call Daystar, 206- 937-6122, for more details B-Town Business Boosters--Business owners from Burien and the surrounding area are working together to grow our businesses through referrals. Wednesdays, 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. Glen Acres Golf Club, 1000 S. 112th St. For info Tamara 866-976-7141 Burien for Progress—For information, 206-350-7764.

Burien Breakfast Toastmasters--Second and fourth Thursdays, 7-8:15a.m. Highline Schools ERAC Bldg, 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW For info 206-588-5088 or

Burien Homeschooling Association—Meets at Highline Christian Church, 14859 1st Ave. S., Fourth Monday of the month. 7 p.m. 206-242-2820.

Burien White Center Rotary Meeting--Every Thursday at Angelo's Restaurant in Burien at noon. For info contact Tami Greene 206-579-9767.

Changes Parent Support Network Des Moines Chapter--Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave. S. Every Monday, 7-9:30 p.m. Free.

Fitness for Senior Hikers—Mondays, 8:45 a.m. For information, Matt Griffin YMCA at 206-244-5880.

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)—For information, Carol Davis at 206-824-2215.

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)—Tillicum Chapter, founded in Des Moines, seeking family genealogical records, Washington state family histories, bibles, books, periodicals or papers. For information, Carol Davis at 206-824-2215.

Daystar Toastmasters-Second and fourth Mondays, 12-1p.m. Daystar Retirement Village, Bldg 2, 2615 SW Barton St. For info 206-932-6706 or

Evergreen Community Aquatics Center--Come any weekday at 4:15 p.m. and try out free for Coach CG or Coach Joel.

Exchange Club—Highline, 206-243-7220.

God’s Grace in Action—206-498-3783.

Grief Support Groups—Highline Medical Center, 206-439-9095.

Jetsetters Toastmasters--First and Third Wednesdays of each month, 12-1 p.m. 18000 Intl. Blvd. S across from SeaTac Airport. For info Roberta 253-529-8348 or

Kiwanis—Des Moines, 206-878-8294.

Leading Knights Toastmasters--Wednesdays 7-8:30p.m. Burien Elk's Lodge, 14006 1st Ave S. For info 206-769-6824 or

League of Women Voters/King County South—206-243-7161.

Lion's Club—Burien, 206-244-3555; Des Moines, second and fourth Wednesdays. For information, or 206-244-3913.

Messies Anonymous—Meets weekly in Des Moines. For information, Elizabeth at 206-248-2922. Reiki Clinic--Second Tuesday, 10-12 p.m. Scheduled by half hour. Minimal donation is suggested. 206-988-3700

Rotary Clubs—Burien/White Center, 206-433-1700; Des Moines, Wednesdays at noon, Landmark on the Sound, 206-878-1380.

SeaTac Social Garden School—206-244-7523.

Solveig Lodge 31 Daughters of Norway—For information, Judy at 206-246-0430.

Soundwaves Toastmasters--First and third Thursdays, 7-8:30p.m. Wesley Homes Admin Bldg, 21631 11th Ave S. For info 206-661-4801 or

Specialty Skills Clinics--Matt Griffin YMCA, 17874 Des Moines Memorial Drive. Year-round sports programs for children with special needs. For information, 206-244-5880.

Sunuppers Advanced Toastmasters--Second Saturday, 8-10a.m. Anyone can visit but must be CC to join. For info 206-588-5088 or

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)—Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. At Paralyzed Veterans of America Hall, 616 S.W. 152nd St., Burien. For information, Bob Hall at 206-248-2300 or 206-242-2767.

Wednesday Family Night—For information, 206-244-9400.

Support/ Self Help

A.P.P.L.E. (A Positive Parenting Learning Experience) parenting class—Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Fridays 10 a.m.-noon. In Tukwila. For parents of children through age 8. Child care through age 8 available. Sponsored by South Seattle Community College. For information, 206-764-5801.

Al Anon Open Meeting—7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Highline Specialty Campus Room, 256A 12844 Military Road S., Tukwila.

Al Anon Family Group--Wednesdays 1:15-2:45 p.m. Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 1st Ave S. Burien.

Al Anon Family Group—Mondays. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Pl. S. For family and friends of alcoholics.

Al Anon Family Group--Thursdays 6:15 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 19030 8th Ave S. Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group—At Highline Specialty Center. For information, Janet Smith, 206-363-5500.

Breast Cancer Patient Support—Trained breast cancer survivors offering free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. For information,, 206-417-3484.

Burien Homeschoolers Support—For information, 206-242-2820.

“Changes”—A program for parents of rebellious adolescents. Free. For information, 888-468-2620 or

Compassionate Friends of Seattle/King County—For parents who have lost a child. For information, 206-241-1139 or

Divorce Care—Burien, 206-241-0915; Des Moines, 206-878-2460; SeaTac, 425-430-9383. Divorce Hurts-- Burien Free Methodist Church, 520 S. 150th St., Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 206-241-0915. Fire Stoppers Program, Des Moines—South King Fire & Rescue helps families with children who have played with fire or deliberately set a fire, and helps families educate their children about fire safety. For information, 253-946-7337.

Freedom in Sexual Addiction —For men only. A recovery group headed by Bob McKisney. Saturdays at 1:30-3 p.m. at the Three Tree Church, 16261 1st Ave., Burien or call 253-245-4322.

Gamblers Anonymous—Sundays at 7:30 p.m. At Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 First Ave. S., Burien.

Gamblers Anonymous-Sundays at 7pm, Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Ave SW or call 1-888-GA-HELPS for a meeting nearest you.

Grief Support—Highline Home Health & Hospice. For information, Ann Tamminen, 206-439-9095.

Overeaters Anonymous—For information, Ruby, 206-241-0433, or Jean, 206-243-1587.

PEPS—Program for Early Parent Support. For information, Dione, 206-547-8570, ext. 12.

POW!—“Proud Out and Wonderful.” Youth group that welcomes lesbians, gay, bisexual, questioning, intersex and allies. Wednesdays. 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact or 206-933-7236.

Self Help for Parent Support Group—For parents with troubled teens. For information, 206-878-2460. Survivors of Suicide--Support group that helps deal with the trauma and grief caused by a suicide. Second Tuesday of each month at St. Francis of Assisi parish, in the Parish Hall 15226 21st Ave. S.W. 7-9 p.m. For info 206-244-8729.

TOPS 375—Take Pounds Off Sensibly. For information, 206-242-5942. Widowed Information and Consultation Services (WICS)—For information, 206-241-5650. WINGS—Who Am I Now Grief Support for children/teens. For information, Allie, 206-241-5650.

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